This book was written by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting and Hannah Fettig of Knitbot. Coastal Knits is a self published 92 page book featuring 10 designs inspired by their California and Maine Coasts.
Knit this scarf in Double Moss stitch with a garter stitch border. The knitting pattern is straightforward and knits up quickly in Town End Alpaca Yarns Aran weight yarn. You will also need a set of 5mm needles.
London Cowling is a simple, unisex cowl – and we can say that because men have asked for the sample. It is, apparently, ‘perfect’ for cycling in. It’s knitted on biggish needles for this weight of yarn, but that makes it super-squooshy and warm. We use a provisional cast-on (whichever one you like, we’re not fussy) and then finish off with a 3-needle cast-off so you should really only have 2 ends to sew in and you’re done. Simple, but extremely effective. Tension: 21sts and 32 rows to 10cm over garter slip stitch pattern on 6mm nds after steaming / wet blocking, but as this is a cowl it’s probably more important that you have a fabric you like rather than struggle to match one that we specify. Be aware though that if your tension is very different then your yarn requirements will differ, too. Finished size: approximately 29cm (11½”) deep and 64cm (25¼”) circumference after steaming / wet blocking. Yarn: Town End Pure Alpaca DK yarn – you will need 2 50g balls.
6mm needles, or the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in
The pattern has two sizes given and two different weights. So you can knit a small cowl that will pull over your head and give a snug, tuck-into-your-coat cowl (like the London Cowling) if you knit the smallest size in the DK. The larger one gives a cowl that you can twist and wrap round twice for warmth / effect. The Chunky yarn will give cowls that are slightly bigger in circumference than the DK ones, measurements given below. We have knitted the cowl in our DK yarn – you will need 2 x 50g balls for the small size and 4 x 50g balls for the large. We have also knitted it in Town End Pure Natural Aran Alpaca and you will need 3 50g balls for the small size. The pattern is easily adapted for any yarn if you knit a tension square first.
Finished measurements: For the DK (and our Aran version) cowl: 58(116)cm / 23(45¾)” circumference, depth 31cm / 12¼”.
Ishbel is a simple shawl pattern that can be worked in two sizes and two different yarn weights. The smaller, 4ply version makes a cosy, but pretty scarf while the larger, 2ply version can be worn as a scarf or draped elegantly around the shoulders. The solid stockinette centre lends simplicity to the design and adds extra warmth when knitted in thicker yarn. Ishbel is edged with a beautiful vine pattern and finished with elegant scalloped points. The shawl begins at the centre and is worked outwards to the edging. working increases at both ends of every row, rather than every second, creates a relatively shallow triangular shawl that makes the perfect shape to wear as a scarf. Either size can of course be worked in either yarn weight.
The small version is approximately 123 cm wide and 37 cm long at the centre. It takes two 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca, or one skein of our sock weight yarn.
The larger version is approximately 168 cm wide and 50 cm long at the centre. It takes three 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca.
Thistle is a simple and classy scarf which can be easily adjusted to make a wider stole or a throw blanket, and may be knitted in any weight of yarn. Sizing: In 4-ply yarn at suggested gauge, the scarf will measure about 12” wide by 80” long, depending on how aggressively you block the lace. To adjust width, add or subtract a multiple of 10 sts. Materials:
Yarn: 600 yds of sock weight or 4-ply yarn
Needles: US # 5 / 3.75 mm (or as req’d to meet gauge);
Gauge: 24 sts / 4” in stocking stitch
Notions: stitch markers, darning needle
This shawl is knitted from the centre top down to the scalloped edging, formed by two increasing triangles. The triangles are bounded by 3-st garter borders, and separated by a 1-st spine.Sizing: The sample is knit in DK weight yarn, and measures 66 by 30 inches. Rosebud is also exquisite in sock or lace weight yarns, and you may work more or less pattern repeats to adjust the finished size. This particular lace stitch pattern looks best if it is knitted at a fairly tight gauge (as far as lace goes).Materials: Yarn: 700 yds DK, sock or lace weight yarn.Gauge: 22 sts / 4” in stocking stitch (for DK weight yarn)Needles: US #4 / 3.5 mm (or as required to meet gauge) 32”+ circular needles. Notions: stitch markers, darning needle